I had some leftover crock pot seitan (from this post) that I thought might taste good in a rice bowl. This particular seitan recipe from The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will Devour is meant for use in slow cookers (it’s wetter), so the raw dough had to be cooked a bit before just tossing it into a rice bowl. I decided to try a double boiler method. First, I put the seitan slices into an oven-safe bowl, tossed them in Mrs. Dash Spicy Teriyaki Marinade. Next, I added some water to the crock pot, thinking that, as the water heated up, the heat would transfer to the bowl more effectively and lightly cook the seitan. I was careful not to add so much water that it would spill over into the bowl.
The seitan came out perfect. It was a great meat substitute that went very well with some rice and veggies. It was a delicious and easy lunch (even easier if you have a programmable rice cooker with a steaming basket, like we do). I will be using this technique again!